What is a Certificate?
A certificate is a course of study consisting of a coherent set of courses around a specific theme. A certificate requires fewer courses than a major and in most cases fewer than a minor. A student does not have to be enrolled in a degree program to earn a certificate.
Completion of the requirements for a certificate of study will result in an appropriate notation on the student's academic record.
The LGBT Studies certificate is recommended for all students interested in examining issues of gender and sexual orientation in order to function as informed citizens and successful professionals in the twenty-first century. The certificate is particularly appropriate for students preparing for or currently working in a variety of disciplines or careers in business, communications, the arts, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and human services.